Kirill Kondrashin - one of the greatest conductors of the XX century .
In his own words , he sought to directors like previous years , to develop their own unique and inimitable sound of the orchestra . During his work with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra , he performed many works of classical and contemporary authors , including a cycle of all the symphonies of Gustav Mahler , as well as works of BartЁ®k , Hindemith , AI Khachaturian , MS Weinberg , GV Sviridov , BA Tchaikovsky ( BA Tchaikovsky dedicated KP Kondrashin his second Symphony ) and many other composers . Kondrashin - the first conductor , who performed the cycle of all fifteen symphonies of Shostakovich , and the fourth (not sung since his writing - 1936) and Thirteenth symphonies were performed in 1962 for the first time .
Among carried records - works by Brahms ( symphonies , a concerto for violin and orchestra with DF Oistrakh ), M. Weinberg ( Symphony № 4-6), Dvorak ( Concerto for Violin and Orchestra with Oistrakh ) , G . Mahler ( symphony number 1 , 3-7 , 9), and Prokofiev (" Cantata in the XX- th October ", " Ala and Loly "), Ravel (" Spanish Rhapsody ", "Waltz ") Rachmaninov ( "The Bells ," " Symphonic Dances " concert number 2, 3 for Piano and Orchestra with Van Cliburn ) , Rimsky -Korsakov ( "Snow Maiden" , a concerto for piano and orchestra with S. T . Richter ) , Scriabin (part 1 " preliminary steps " as amended AP Nemtin - the first record ) , Tchaikovsky ( symphony number 1, 4, 5, 6, concert number 1 for piano Van Cliburn ) , Shostakovich ( symphonies , " October", " The Execution of Stepan Razin ," " Over the birthplace of our sun is shining" , concert number 2 for Violin and Orchestra with Oistrakh ), etc.
Sound Orchestra under Kondrashin different textures steadiness sound precise control over the dynamics , warmth and unity of tone . Some of their thoughts and methods of work with the orchestra Kondrashin reflected in the book "On the conductor's art ," which appeared in print in 1972.